This is a post that's been sitting on my laptop waiting to be finished for a while now due to the rapidly changes circumstances under Covid-19. However, I've now had time to do final touches and am ready to share. Skills Continuum Much like our previous posts on Thinking Skills and Research Skills this is … Continue reading Communication Skills: Working towards the IB ATLs
I want to preface this post by acknowledging that there are many different perspectives regarding education during the CoVid-19 pandemic; from those who'd like to replicate face to face school to those who'd prefer formal education to be completely suspended until we are able to return and, I hope, many of us who fall between … Continue reading Should We Assess During Virtual School?
Our time in Kuwait did not come to an end in quite the way we expected. I'm writing this a little over a week after it all happened, and mostly for my own sake. This has been a lot to process and writing helps. If, by chance, someone else finds it interesting/useful in someway that's … Continue reading Repatriated Expat: Our experience of returning to the UK during Covid-19
Here in Kuwait we're entering week 4 of working from home and virtual school. Whilst I love that I get so much time with my kids, finding a way to work, home school them and stay sane all while making sure the house is at least sort of tidy has been a challenge! Here's our … Continue reading Virtual School for Families: Working From Home
In a previous post we recommended some great apps for supporting your child's learning at home during the Covid-19 outbreak. Today we're going to take a deeper look at one of our favourite, Khan Academy Kids. Khan Academy Family It's better known big brother, Khan Academy, has been supporting children and adults to learn math, … Continue reading Virtual School for Families: Khan Academy Kids
As of March 11th UNICEF is estimating that around 300-500 million children are home from school as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak. With so many children home, and communities increasingly being asked to stay home as much as possible keeping our kids active becomes increasingly challenging. Today we're going to pull together a few … Continue reading Virtual School for Families: Keeping Your Children Active
With so many parents now supporting their children to learn at home, it can be hard to judge when to let your child work through something challenging and when to step in to help. Here we explore a few ways to decide how much to help, and what kind of help to give. Understand the … Continue reading Virtual School for Families: How much should I help my child with their learning?
Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links, meaning that I may make commission if you decide to make a purchase through my links, at no extra cost to you. In our post on achieving balance we briefly discussed having some independent/quiet activities your child(ren) could do by themselves. This is great for reducing screen time, encouraging … Continue reading Virtual School for Families: Independent Learning Activities for Children 3-8
Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links, meaning that I may make commission if you decide to make a purchase through my links, at no extra cost to you. In the move to Virtual School many families our online platforms are being used more than ever to support student learning. Whilst this has been great to … Continue reading Virtual School for Families: Achieving Balance
Here at AIS Kuwait we’ve recently moved to virtual school as part of local efforts to contain Coronavirus. As well as supporting the teachers I work with to design online learning, I’m also aware of the fact that this is a new experience for our families too. Over the next few weeks I’ll share some … Continue reading Virtual School for Families Step One: Schedules